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Vegas Update

August 31st, 2007 at 04:15 am

Finally replaced all the borrowed money from Vegas.

New Vegas Total: $579.18


Thursdays OT, 8/23

August 24th, 2007 at 04:29 am

Did an hour and 15 mins of overtime on Thurs. Can I just say, even though it is only an hour or so each day, I'm so tired! Oh well, tomorrow is Sat so I can catch up on sleep then. Smile

(Total for next paycheck so far: 5 hrs)

Spendings 8/23 Thurs

August 23rd, 2007 at 06:07 pm

$.75 on M&Ms.

I was having a serious breakdown and needed chocolate.

Half.com DD

August 23rd, 2007 at 06:06 pm

Ate all 3 meals at home today, and had a direct deposit for half.com

Here I come Vegas!!

Big Grin

Old Vegas Total: $523.42
Half.com DD: $4.76
Eating at home: $1.00
New Vegas Total: $529.18

Money for Vegas from not spending!

August 22nd, 2007 at 05:16 pm

I have decided to work on my Vegas/$20 challenge via a tactic I know several people use here (Amber and Ima among others).

For every day I eat all 3 meals at home (Breaky, lunch and dinner) $1 will go into the Vegas Fund. Also, for every No Spend Day I have, $1 will go into the fund. So, here's where I am at this week so far:

No Spend Days: 2 = $2.00
Eating at Home Days: 3 = $3.00

Total added into Vegas Fnd: $5.00

Old Vegas Total: $518.42
SND/Eating at home: $5.00
New Vegas Total: $523.42

8/22 Spendings, Wed

August 22nd, 2007 at 05:11 pm

NOT DIME! Hell, not even a penny! Big Grin

No Spend Days rock!!

(Pssst...that's 2 this week! Call me Buttah, cuz I'm on a roll!)

Big Grin

OT 8/22 Wednesday

August 22nd, 2007 at 05:10 pm

More OT tonight. Looks like this will be an all week thing, which is good, cuz that is extra $$ for Vegas!

OT Wednesday: 1 hour

(Total for next paycheck so far: 3 hrs 45 mins)

OT 8/21 Tuesday

August 22nd, 2007 at 04:42 am

More OT. Looks like I will have at least an hour OT every night this week, which is awesome, sine that means bout $100 extra in my paycheck next week!

OT Tuesday: 1 hour 15 minutes

Spendings 8/21 Tuesday

August 22nd, 2007 at 04:41 am

Meds: $10
Bagels for breakfast: $6
Gave a friend $.50
Total: $16.50

Spendings 8/20 (Pssst...there weren't any!)

August 21st, 2007 at 04:28 am

That's right! NO SPEND DAY!!!!!!

Big GrinBig GrinBig GrinBig GrinBig Grin

I'm so fricken awesome! LOL

OT Monday, 8/20

August 21st, 2007 at 04:27 am

Worked late tonight. OT for 50 minutes.

Sidewalk Find

August 20th, 2007 at 04:19 am

So yesterday afternoon me and BF were out doing some errands. We leave the last store, and go to the car. As we get in the car, he says to me "That was really good that we went there." I was like O...K...why? He pulls a $5 bill out of his pocket and says "Cuz this was just laying on the sidewalk."

SWEET! Of course it kills me...he always laughs when I stop to pick up a penny. Sometimes I find nickels or dimes, once in a great while even a quarter, but it has been years since I found bills. And what does the booger find? A bill. LOL.


August 20th, 2007 at 04:17 am

Cash in the Bag update here: I had $11 in bills, and $10 in quarters. Whoo-hoo! So, $21 to the Vegas account!

Old Vegas Total: $497.42
CITB: $21.00
New Vegas Total: $518.42

Can I just say I so am damn impressed with myself???? Big Grin

Spendings, Sun 8/19

August 20th, 2007 at 04:15 am

Gorceries: $149
Bead supplies to finish the bracelet I was making: $13

TOTAL: $162

Big Grin

I'm actually doing...good.

August 18th, 2007 at 06:16 am

So, as you all know, I suck with this controlling spending thing. I never keep to a budget no matter how devoted I am to it. I have learned for me, I have to spend on the necessities, but really distinguish between a need and a want. I spend too much during the weekends. Especially weekends when I get paid. Which this is one of. I need to do good. I need your help.

Here's the deal. I got paid yesterday. I paid a cc, electricity, gas, and cell phone bill yesterday. I have a $25 check for a donation I have to mail out, a $50 phone bill to pay. I need to get groceries, and have $ for gas for the next 2 weeks. I have $334 left from my paycheck. I need to NOT spend it on eating out or frivouous things.

I'm doing good, having that much left at this point (usually it is less). But I need to do good for the next 2 weeks.

If you see me talking about wanting to spend or that I did spend on crazy stuff (eating out is our biggest downfall), YELL AT ME!!! I need to motivation/discipline!!! Besides, I know you all will relish the chace to police my spending. HA! Big Grin

Spendings 8/17, Friday

August 18th, 2007 at 06:04 am

Payday, so of course, I spent. Not too much, but I did get my sis and my friend A birthday presents. Ate lunch out with friends at work. Then me and the boy had dinner out and went to the bookstore. Our weekend splurge. Good time and less than $100 spent all day. Smile

Bed, Bath and Beyond: $30 (present for sis and for A)
Lunch out: $6
Dinner out: $24
Bookstore: $37
Total Friday Spendings: $97

A little bit

August 18th, 2007 at 06:01 am

We went to the boostore last night and I saved $4 on our purchase by using my membership card. It's a fab card. I save 10% on everything. It costs $25 a year to have, but I save over $100 a year using it, so it pays for itself pretty quickly.

Anywho, $4 savings into Vegas.

Old Vegas Total: $493.42
Boostore savings: $4.00
New Vegas Total: $497.42

Spendings Thurs 8/16

August 17th, 2007 at 04:47 am

First, I must say, Today is Elvis D-Day. 30 years ago today Elvis passed away. Frown

Ok, so spendings, I didn't have a co-pay at the Dr. (yay!) so my only spendings today was $5.03 on breaky. No ginger ale...I am starting to think it is making my tummy worse!!

Payday and the savings grows...

August 17th, 2007 at 04:45 am

OK, only by a little, but as I have learned here, a lot of littles add up fast!

So, had $15 from last paycheck leftover this morning so I added $10 to Vegas and $5 to EF. I also replaced another $50 in the Vegas fun from that $200 I took out a couple of weeks ago. I've now replaced $150 of it and if there is enough in this paycheck I will put back the other $50. If not, well, I get paid in 2 weeks. Smile

Old Vegas Total: $433.42
Leftovers/Payback: $60.00
New Vegas Total: $493.42

Old EF Total: $46.50
Leftovers: $5
New EF Total: $51.50

Leftovers to Vegas

August 16th, 2007 at 04:51 am

Tomorrow is payday (yay!) and right now I have $31.86 in my checking account. When today is over, I will transfer the leftvers into my Vegas fund, but I got a little antsy and wanted to do it now. SO, I added $11.86 to Vegas and left $20 in my checking in case I needs $ for something unplanned today. Smile

Old Vegas Total: $421.56
Leftovers: $11.86
New Vegas Total: $433.42